Fire destroys Hamlin Township house. 

April 1, 2022

Fire destroys Hamlin Township house. 

HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — Fire destroyed a small house at 2280 N. Lakeshore Dr. Friday evening. Hamlin Township Fire Department and Pere Marquette Township Fire Department were dispatched to the scene at 8:03 p.m. The first firefighter on scene reported the house was engulfed in flames on two sides. Hamlin Township Fire Dept. Lt. Matt Bryant said the occupant of the house was able to get out safely. Bryant said the male occupant told him that the water heater had caught on fire and that he had attempted to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher. The house was about 400 square feet in size.

Ludington Fire Department was also dispatched. Hamlin Fire Chief Steve Vandervest called for assistance from Scottville Fire Department and Riverton Fire Department but disregarded the two departments due to the status of the fire and the size of the structure.

Initially, at 8:57 p.m., PMFD and LFD were dispatched to a reported fire in the 1200 block of South Lakeshore Drive. At 8:02 p.m., Mason-Oceana 911 disregarded PMFD and LFD. At 8:03 p.m., HFD and PMFD were dispatched to the North Lakeshore Drive address with dispatch information stating a neighbor could see flames across the street.

All fire departments cleared the scene at 9:38 p.m.

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